SiSAL Journal: Volume 4, Number 3, September 2013

Volume 4, Number 3, September 2013 
Edited by Jo Mynard


  • “Beautifying the Beast”: Customising Online Instruction in a Writing Course for Jamaican Tertiary-level Students by Michelle Stewart-McKoy (157-174) [full text] [PDF]
  • Enhancing Student Self-Study Attitude and Activity with Motivational Techniques by Kent Rhoads and Jonathan deHaan (175-195) [full text] [PDF]
  • Development and Use of Moodle for Online Student Support by Moira Hobbs and Yvonne Hynson (196-207) [full text] [PDF]

Regular Column

  • Needs Analysis: Investigating Students’ Self-directed Learning Needs Using Multiple Data Sources by Keiko Takahashi, Jo Mynard, Junko Noguchi, Akiyuki Sakai, Katherine Thornton and Atsumi Yamaguchi (208-218) [full text] [PDF]


  • Book review: The Applied Linguistic Individual: Sociocultural Approaches to Identity, Agency and Autonomy Edited by Phil Benson and Lucy Cooker by Cem Balçıkanlı (219-222) [full text] [PDF]
  • Book review: Autonomy in Language Learning: Stories of Practices Edited by Andy Barfield and Natanael Delgado Alvarado by Adelia Peña Clavel (223-226) [full text] [PDF]


  • Upcoming Special Issue: Call for papers: Special Issue on Accessing and Accessorizing for Self-Access Language Learning (SALL). December, 2013 (Volume 4, Issue 4) edited by Carol J. Everhard. Final deadline for submissions: October 15th, 2013 Details:
  • Event announcement: Directions in Self-access learning Symposium: One day symposium to be held at Kanda University of International Studies, Japan on October 19th, 2013. Registration free. Open to administrators, educators and students. Please see the website for details:

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